On dogs and love

Again not love, more like the feelings you would have for a favourite dog (and no, she would have said such a thing to him. Some people, a lot of people, didn't understand how attached one could be to a dog). ~ Ursula ToddLife After Life, Kate Atkinson

A quote from Olive Kitteridge

Olive thinks when your hair gets gray, it's time to chop it off, or pin it up on top of your head, no point in thinking you're still a schoolgirl.Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) This made me think of my late paternal grandmother who had really long grey hair and it was always pinned up. Me,... Continue Reading →

One Drive kindly reminds me every day to look back at my memories and this was today's. Often I can recall either 'the what' or 'the why' I took a particular picture. This one however completely stumps me. I suspect I was making hollandaise sauce, although we could have been having steak tartare also. This... Continue Reading →

Mobile blogging

Whilst cleaning out my personal e-mail account this morning, I stumbled across a message imploring me to check out the new and improved "WordPress for Android". So I downloaded it and it's already passed an unofficial test. I left a comment on a blog post earlier this morning and when Andy answered me, first came a little... Continue Reading →

Signs of summer # 01

I'll just jump right over summer time and the whole moving the clocks forward bit. That comes every year at the same time (last weekend of March here in Finland / Europe) and so isn't really an indication of summer. Not like mopo-pojat (mopo boys). As soon as the streets are clear of winter (gravel... Continue Reading →

Monday mutterings # 04

More specifically - diet labels. I lost a bet whilst we were on holidays and the price I paid was cooking a week of vegan dinners. I've managed to surprise myself and am now embracing eating less meat. My recipe bank is filling with new recipes - it's so much more fun than following the same old... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tastes 04/2017

or Creamy cauliflower soup (in 20 minutes!) In August 2015, the food hall (Herkku) of Stockmann's department store introduced their 20 minute meals *. The idea is pretty simple, 3 recipes per week and one dedicated refrigerator & shelf with ALL of the ingredients you need to make these three dishes. The beauty of the recipes is that... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tastes 03/2017

Mr. 17 is working very hard to convince us that a vegan diet is the way to go. Myself, I'm not so convinced, I am very fond of butter with my vegemite toast đź™‚ and let's not forget the world of cheese! Still we are definitely eating less meat this year. Enter Härkis! One of a few new... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tastes 02/2017

Blinis, buckwheat blinis!  There is something magical about blinis. I'm not sure if it's the buckwheat flour that gives them a lovely grainy texture or because the batter uses yeast and yoghurt and sits for at least a day fermenting or is it the topping of delicate fish roe and thick sour cream with a... Continue Reading →

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